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closeup of friend putting her hand on friend's shoulder - enabling your loved one
12
May

What Is the Difference Between Helping and Enabling?

It is natural to want to help someone you care about, whether financially, physically, or emotionally. Helping those in need is certainly a good thing, but when that person has a drug or alcohol addiction, there is a fine line between helping and enabling. Many people who are trying to help are actually contributing to...
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sick young woman on black background - alcohol withdrawal
24
Apr

Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome – An Unexpected Danger During the Pandemic

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to spread, people struggling with an alcohol addiction are at an increased risk for serious health problems, including withdrawal. At a time when the nation’s healthcare system is strained, stay-at-home orders are in place, and social distancing is needed, some people suffering from an alcohol use disorder may not be...
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image of no alcohol sign in blue and gray - alcohol awareness month
15
Apr

April Is Alcohol Awareness Month

This year is the 33rd year of celebrating Alcohol Awareness Month. Started in 1987, the purpose of this month is to increase awareness of alcohol abuse and addiction and its causes. Additional goals for this month include reducing the stigma attached to alcoholism, encouraging communities to take part in events that spotlight alcoholism and alcohol-related...
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confused middle-age man scratching his head - blackouts
01
Apr

Are Alcohol-Induced Blackouts a Sign of Alcoholism?

An Overview When a person experiences a blackout from drinking an excessive amount of alcohol, they do not necessarily pass out. Typically, the term “blackout” refers to the amnesia brought on by alcohol. During a blackout, the intoxicated individual is often fully conscious and able to engage in various activities, such as talking or walking....
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wooden block with the number five painted in blue - myths
06
Mar

Five Myths that Miss the Mark about Substance Use Disorders

Inaccurate Information Sometimes otherwise well-meaning people can be remarkably insensitive—and more importantly, remarkably inaccurate—when giving advice to someone struggling with a substance use disorder. The journey to recovery is difficult enough without having to listen to ill-informed nonsense about your substance use disorder and what it supposedly says about you as a person. Whether you...
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woman's hand pouring powder from packet into glass of water - powdered
19
Feb

Powdered Alcohol: An Overview

Most everyone is familiar with instant coffee. Just add water and your coffee is ready to drink. You can find instant tea, hot chocolate, milk, and fruit-flavored drinks. But instant alcohol? Yes, by just adding water you can have an alcoholic beverage ready to drink instantly. The product is called Palcohol. Palcohol: Not the first...
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man outside with eyes closed meditating - mindfulness
05
Feb

The Importance of Mindfulness in Addiction Recovery

For many people in recovery from drug or alcohol addiction, mindfulness is an essential tool that helps them become aware of what triggers their cravings and how to respond to those triggers. The continual cycle of addictive behaviors is broken as the person learns to accept and deal with their feelings rather than giving in...
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young woman playing acoustic guitar at home - creative arts
27
Jan

The Benefits of Creative Arts Therapy in Recovery

Whether you create art yourself or simply enjoy observing it, art brings discovery, meaning, and joy to many people. For those in addiction recovery, engaging with and creating art can be key to maintaining wellbeing. A study published by the National Center for Biotechnology reports that creative art therapies are a very successful form of...
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close up of smooth rocks stacked on beach at sunset - resolutions
09
Jan

Starting the New Year with Resolutions for Continued Sobriety

A New Year For many people, the beginning of a new year is a time to make resolutions and start new traditions. It is a time to reassess your outlook on life and set personal goals. If you are in recovery from alcohol or drug addiction, it might be a good time for you to...
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